How much SUGAR in Sugarwater???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People say if you think there is something wrong with your chick(s) you should give them a boost with sugar water or gatorade mixed with water.
    How much sugar should you put in there water??? Also even when only 1 or 2 chicks are not well, can you feed the whole group (6chicks) the sugar water/ gatorade water? [​IMG]
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    imo: i have never had to add sugar to water. not necessary.
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
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    I put about two teaspoons in a chick waterer, which might be a quart. And yup, all can partake of the sugery water [​IMG]
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I put enough to taste it, just like when I do salt for some kind of wash or something.

    I'd recommend gator aid/whatever cut by water (50/50) instead- more good stuff in it then just sugar (which there is a lot of).

    I'd let everyone have it in case whatever you see is contagious or stress related.
     
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  5. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
    Does the taste of the gatorade matter??
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope
     
  7. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do NOTHING to chickens that cannot be found in nature. I do not believe in adding sugar to water, as that is not a natural occurrence.
    Same thing for vitamins. The only exceptions would be worming medications or ACV in water to prevent algae growth.
     
  8. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can make electrolytes at home with

    2 tbsp corn syrup
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    4 cups water
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Well, sort of. No potassium in this recipe.

    I'd use an ounce or so of Gatorade (the drink) in at least 2 quarts of water -- not a lot, just gives them a little boost, and I wouldn't do this for more than a couple of days.
     
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    What is wrong with them that you think you need to give them sugar water??
     

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